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August 2011 Volume 10 Issue 8

Mark Your Calendar! Bright Choices Informational Seminars Chamber of Commerce Jamestown Office 512 Falconer Street Tuesday, August 9 5:30pm Dunkirk Office 10785 Bennett Road Wednesday, August 10 5:30pm

Annual Chamber Golf Tournament Thursday, September 1 Tri-County Country Club 540 Route 39, Forestville

Bright Choices Open Enrollment Meetings Jamestown Wednesday, September 28 7:30-9:00am or 5:30-7:00pm Dunkirk Thursday, September 29 7:30-9:00am or 5:30-7:00pm

Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards Banquet Thursday, October 6 Chautauqua Suites Meeting & Expo Center, Mayville

www.chautauquachamber.org Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce ■■■

10785 Bennett Road Dunkirk NY 14048 716-366-6200

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512 Falconer Street Jamestown NY 14701 716-484-1101

Babe Ruth Baseball Boosts Business Chautauqua County will once again play host to a Babe Ruth World Series in August. While the event provides fun and entertainment, it is also an economic driver for many businesses in our region. Since 1980, Jamestown has hosted fifteen Babe Ruth World Series events. Kimberly Ecklund, Public Relations Division Director, said the series costs over $30,000 to put on each year, but the economic impact of that is at least tripled. “We work hard to do all business locally, including everything from printing programs and catering for the banquet,” she said. “This is a huge undertaking, and we have tremendous community and volunteer support, so we work to give back to the community whenever possible.” Visiting team members stay with host families, and while their main focus during their stay is baseball, each team gets a “bye” day and they often visit local tourist attractions and entertainment venues as well. “We have had host families take teams on the Summer Wind and the Chautauqua Belle, play mini-golf, go bowling, visit Bemus Point, Chautauqua Institution, the Lucy-Desi museum, and many other attractions,” Mrs. Ecklund said. And it’s not just the players and host families. The teams almost always bring along their own fan base as well. “Family members come to support the teams. They stay in our hotels, eat at local restaurants, shop at local stores, and visit our local attractions.” Mrs. Ecklund added. “This is really a tremendous economic boost.”

The 13-15 Year Old Babe Ruth World Series begins with a parade in downtown Jamestown at 9:00am Saturday, August 20, followed by opening ceremonies at 11:00am at Russell E. Diethrick Jr. Park, where all of the games will be played. Games are scheduled afternoons and evenings through the Championship game on August 27. Teams in the American Division will represent the Ohio Valley, Southwest, Midwest Plains, Pacific Southwest, and Western New York State Champions. National Division teams will represent New England, Southeast, Middle Atlantic, Pacific Northwest, and the Jamestown Host Team. “There is another component to this event besides the economic boost,” Mrs. Ecklund added. “These young people who come here to stay and play baseball have lasting memories and forge long-term relationships with the people of our area. It truly brings people together, and that value goes beyond the dollars that local businesses are earning.” Anyone who is still interested in being a host family or volunteering in any way can contact Mrs. Ecklund at 664-0405 or by email at kimberlyecklund@yahoo.com.


Rem-Tronics, Inc. Celebrates Relocation The Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce helped Rem-Tronics Inc. celebrate its move from Silver Creek to Dunkirk in mid-July with a ribbon cutting at its new facility on Brigham Road. The company had outgrown its former location in Silver Creek, and the move followed months of negotiations involving the Village, the City of Dunkirk, Chautauqua County Industrial Development Agency, Empire Picture by Dave Rowley State Development, and the L-R: Will Wilosevic of Empire State Development, Dunkirk Local Development Owner Michael Kaddis, Mayor Richard Frey, County Corporation. With it’s move to Executive Greg Edwards, Dunkirk Chamber President Stephanie Pulvino, and Community Chamber Dunkirk, Rem-Tronics is Coordinator Patrick Stokes at Rem-Tronics, Inc. preserving jobs in Chautauqua County and expects to increase employment as well. questions about the electromagnetic, Master of ceremonies for the ribbon electromechanical, solenoid coils, c u t t i n g D u n ki r k ’ s E c o n o m i c cables, harnesses, fiber optic D e ve l o p me n t D i r e c t o r , K or y assemblies and plastic molded Ahlstrom. Also on hand were County components that they produce. These Executive Greg Edwards, CCIDA products are used in a wide variety of Director Bill Daly, Dunkirk Mayor aerospace, military, medical and Richard Frey, Will Wilosevic of industrial applications including the Empire State Development, company Space Shuttle. owner Michael Kaddis, and all 65 For more information about Rememployees. Tronics and to learn about job Following the ceremony all were opportunities there visit their web site invited inside to see the state of the art at www.rem-tronics.com. facility where the staff answered

Lieutenant Governor to Speak at Banquet Lieutenant Governor Robert Duffy will be the keynote speaker for the Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet this fall. The event will be held at the Chautauqua Suites Meeting & Expo Center in Mayville on Thursday, October 6. Lt. Governor Duffy traveled to Chaut auqua Count y i n May, p r o mo t i n g G o ver nor A n dr e w Cuomo’s People First Agenda during a stop at Jamestown Community College. For information about the Annual Banquet, call the Chamber at 3666200 or 484-1101.

Chamber President/CEO Todd Tranum with Lt. Governor Robert Duffy in Jamestown in May

DFT Technology Plus Expansion The Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce had the honor of performing a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the expansion of DFT’s location at 38 Temple Street in Fredonia. State Senator Cathy Young and Fredonia Mayor Stephen Keefe cut the ribbon to mark this special occasion. The location is now a DFT TECHNOLOGY PLUS which means they now have LED, LCD, and projection TV’s along with home audio, Blu-Ray and DVD players. Customers can now turn to DFT Communications for a new and improved multimedia shopping pg 2

experience with the DFT Technology Plus retail store. As part of the experience, consumers will find a warm and customer friendly environment, with a trained and knowledgeable staff emphasizing hands-on demonstrations including the "home theater experience" which provides customers with an opportunity to explore their options before purchasing. If you have any questions or want to see what they have to offer you can go to www.dfttechnologyplus.com or call 716-673-3050. The Voice

Picture by Scott Wise

L-R: DFT Communications President and CTO Kurt Maytum, Mayor Stephen Keefe, State Senator Cathy Young, President and COO Mark Maytum, surrounded by DFT employees.

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Wellness Feature: Sleep Apnea By Westfield Memorial Hospital Obstructive sleep apnea is a significant medical problem affecting middle-aged adults with resonating health effects when left untreated. Some health issues related to sleep apnea include; obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, depression and hypertension. The most common complaints are loud snoring, disrupted sleep and excessive dayti me sleepiness. Patients with apnea suffer from fragmented sleep and may develop cardiovascular abnormalities because of the repetitive cycles of snoring and airway collapse. Although most patients are overweight and have a short, thick neck, some are of normal weight but have a small, receding jaw. Many patients are not

aware of their heavy snoring and nocturnal arousals and for that reason, many go undiagnosed. When should you ask your doctor for a sleep study? Warning signs and symptoms of sleep apnea include but are not limited to: ■ Frequent silences during sleep due to breaks in breathing (apnea) ■ Choking or gasping during sleep to get air into the lungs ■ Loud snoring ■ Sudden awakenings to restart breathing or waking up in a sweat ■ Daytime sleepiness and feeling un-refreshed by sleep, falling asleep at inappropriate times Westfield Memorial Hospital offers direct access to highly specialized care. The latest state-of-the-art offering of the two-bed, sleep lab under the medical direction of Dr. Alexander B. Gelfer, FACP, FCCP, FAASM further benefits patients and their access to care. For more information please call 877-256-4904.

Chamber Golf Tournament to be held September 1 at Tri-County Country Club Tri-County Country Club in Forestville will host the Annual Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament this year on September 1. The tournament includes an 11:00am shotgun start and a four-person scramble. The cost per person is $150 for Chamber/MAST members or $175 for non-members. Sponsors are DFT Communications, The Observer, The Post-Journal, Chautauqua County Industrial Development Agency, Cott Foods, Community Bank, Fredonia Place, Lakeshore Savings Bank, Lawley Tradition Agency, NRG Dunkirk Power LLC, Petri Baking Products, and Stearns & Wheeler. To register, call the Chamber at 716-366-6200 or August 2011

716-484-1101, or visit the web site at www.chautauquachamber.org.

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Robo Enterprises Ribbon Cutting Jamestown Mayor Sam Teresi and the Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce helped to snip the ribbon for the grand opening of Robo Enterprises newest location on North Main Street recently. Robo Enterprises operates a number of convenience stores throughout the area. The new location includes a gas station, convenience store and laundromat.

L-R: City Councilman Paul Whitford, Mayor Sam Teresi, Company President Tom Beichner, Kim Carlson, Aaron Beichner, and Mary Donnelly all of Robo Enterprises at the company’s newest location on North Main Street, Jamestown

Star Media Group Begins 2012 Chamber Directory Star Media Group has kicked off production of the 2012 edition of the Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce Business Builder Source Book which is set to be published and distributed this October. “We’re proud to support the Chamber by once again producing a high quality publication that helps promote the community and our fellow Chamber members,” said Amy Vercant, vice president for Star Media Group. The Business Builder Source Book features a list of Chamber members alphabetically and by business category. For more information about the 2012 edition of the Business Builder Source Book, contact Star Media Group at 716–366-9200 or 716 -338-0030. pg 3


Welcome New Members Welcome to our newest members as they join the ever expanding network of businesses and organizations across Chautauqua County.

Beechwood Acres, LLC Hospitality 9420 East Lake Road, Ripley (305) 872-0788 Berry Plastics Corporation Manufacturer-Injection Molding 3565 Chadwick Drive, Dunkirk (716) 366-2112 www.berryplastics.com The Buster Brown Bean Company, LLC Coffee Shop/Catering 47 Douglas Street, Fredonia (716) 672-6622 www.busterbrownbean.com Cassadaga Job Corps Academy Employment Service & Training 8115 Glasgow Road, Cassadaga (716) 595-8760 Cellular Sales Cellular Phone Service 357 Town Drive, Fayetteville (315) 569-3195 www.joincellularsales.com Cynthia G Britz Real Estate 46 Holmes Place, Fredonia (716) 679-8507 Fresh & Fancy Flowers & Gifts Florists/Event Planning/Wedding Planning 9 Eagle Street, Fredonia (716) 679-8107 www.freshandfancyflowers.com Geiben Bros., Inc. Financial Consultants 6509 Tonawanda Creek Road, Lockport (864) 885-2236 Great Day Energy 24 Lakeview Avenue, Lakewood (716) 499-0020 http://greatday.mymomentis.biz Larson-Timko Funeral Home Funeral Homes 20 Central Avenue, Fredonia (716) 679-9000 www.larsontimkofuneralhome.com

Optometry/Ophthalmology 749 Central Avenue, Dunkirk (716) 366-6300 Mierzwa Farms Farms & Agriculture 658 Route 83, South Dayton (716) 988-7779 Pella Windows & Doors Door, Window, Glass Sales & Installation 181 East Fairmount Avenue, Lakewood (716) 763-4100 www.pella.com Physical Therapy Services Medical/Healthcare 2807 North Road, Findley Lake (716) 969-3685 Schuyler's Country Kitchen Restaurants 4477 West Fairmount Avenue, Lakewood (716) 526-4233 Sew What Missy Sewing & Monograms 8784 Hahn Road, Fredonia (716) 785-0810 Six Baer's Gift Shoppe Gift Shop/Retail 37 East Main Street, Panama (716) 782-3671 www.sixbaers.com Springleaf Financial Services Financial & Investment Services 707 Fairmount Avenue, Jamestown (716) 661-9326 www.springleaffinancial.com TexTivia Social Networking 214 Central Avenue, Suite 229, Dunkirk (716) 785-4815 www.textivia.com Woodbury Vineyards, Inc. Winery 3215 South Roberts Road, Fredonia (716) 679-9463 www.woodburyvineyards.com

To Submit Events or Member News to

The Voice Lundberg Law Offices Legal 202 West Fourth Street, Jamestown (716) 664-2346 www.LG-LLP.com

contact Sheila Webster at swebster@chautauquachamber.org 366-6200 or 484-1101

Michael Lahood. MD, PC

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Thank You to these members who have contributed over $3,100 this year to the Chamber’s Technology Fund to assist in our capacity to serve through upgraded computer software and hardware. 3 Seas Recreation A Automotive, Inc. ADKO Advertising Specialties Ahlstrom Schaeffer Electric Allied Healthcare Systems Allied Industries a Division of The Resource Center Arthur R. Gren Company, Inc. Barton Tool, Inc. Big Rick Inc. - One Stop Food Mart Bishop Concrete Burke Development The Carriage House Companies, Inc. Casella Waste Services Cattaraugus County Bank Ceila A. Lloyd, DDS, PC Challenger Learning Center of the Twin Tier Region, Inc. Chautauqua Area Real Estate Chautauqua County Board of Realtors Chautauqua Physical & Occupational Therapy Chautauqua Registered Black Angus Clevermethod Collins Construction Community Development Association D & F Travel, Inc. Dahlstrom Roll Form Daniel R. Ryel, CLU ChFC Deidra Women's Medical Health Services, P.C. Dennis Faulk World Motorcars, Inc. Donald Coppings, CPA Double A Vineyards, Inc. Double DAB Riding Stable Dunkirk Electric Motor Repair Electric Motor Specialties, Inc. Empire Energy USA, LLC Evans Bank Evans Liquors Excelco/Newbrook Faculty Student Association (FSA), SUNY Fredonia Falconer Funeral Home, Inc. Farm Family Insurance First Covenant Church Flowers by Anthony Frank J. O'Brocta Salvage, Inc. Genesis Solutions LLC Glenn O. Hawbaker, Inc. Graf Realty Corporation Gray Insurance Agency Harry D. Briggs Services Hollyloft Ski & Bike Hope's Windows, Inc. Hulbert Counseling Services LCSW PC iKoss Consulting The Inn at Pheasant Run Insyte Consulting International Order of the King's Daughters & Sons J & J Home Decor James B. Schwab Company, Inc. Jamestown Area Community Federal Credit Union Jamestown Area Medical Associates Jamestown Area Pathology, LLC Jamestown Business College Jamestown Electro-Plating Jim Turner Sales JL Castiglia Construction Company Joe I. Askar, MD Johnson Estate Winery, LLC Jordan Forest Products Services, Inc Joseph A. Blum, MD Koerner & Company, R.A. Kosciuszko Polish Home Association Lake Shore Savings Bank

Lake Shore Savings Bank Lakewood Apothecary Larry Spacc Pontiac-GMC, Inc. The Lenna Foundation Liazon Corporation Ligo Architects Lind Funeral Home Lutheran Social Services Main Wines & Spirits Mancuso Union Fuel & Oil Co., Inc. Meals on Wheels, Inc. Mental Health Association in Chautauqua County Metallic Ladder Manufacturing Corp. Morning Glory Bed & Breakfast Country Nestle Purina PetCare Network Administrator, Inc. Newman Funeral Home, Inc. Nussbaumer & Clarke, Inc. Olde Chautauqua Farms Petri Baking Products, Inc. Phillips Lytle LLP Pillowcasegram and Other Things, LLC R. J. Henry Rhoe B. Henderson Insurance Agency, Inc. Richard L. Peebles, Jr., Architect Richard T. Milazzo, Jr. MD Robert Basil Chevrolet, Buick & Cadillac, Inc. Rodgers Land Surveying Roger M. Carlson, Accountant RPW Associates RVS, Inc. S. Grant Farm Sanitary Wiping Cloth Company Schaffner, Knight, Minnaugh & Company Shorewood Country Club Silver Creek Family Dentistry Snug Harbor Marina and Service Center Southern Tier Chiropractic Southern Tier Environments for Living, Inc. St. Columban's On the Lake St. Susan Center Sterling Energy Inc. Stuart Tool & Die, Inc. SUNY Fredonia Technology Incubator Thomas J. Luparello, MD, PC Town of Dunkirk Umamaheswara Rao Vejendla, MD PC Veracity Benefits Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. #1949, Fredonia Weaver Materiel Service, Inc. Wedding Wildflowers and Design Westfield Memorial Hospital, Inc. an Affiliate of Saint Vincent Zahm & Matson, Inc.

Check Out This Month’s Inserts… ■ Babe Ruth World Series ■ Bright Choices Open Enrollment Meetings

■ Chamber Golf Tournament ■ Golf Tee Signs Available ■ Star Media Group ■ Wright Business Systems August 2011

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Member News ...continued from page 5 Aspire Golf Tournament Set Aspire’s 9th Annual Aspire Golf Classic will be held August 15th from 12:30-5pm on the Hill Course at the historic Chautauqua Institution. Started in 2003, this tournament’s net proceeds benefit the programs and services offered through Aspire’s Southern Tier office on Mall Boulevard in Lakewood. 144 golfers will participate in an afternoon shotgun flight. Aspire of Western New York, Inc. is a non-profit organization that provides a broad range of services to people with developmental and other disabilities. For more information, contact Michael Holley at 505-5512 or visit Aspire’s website at www.aspirewny.org.

■■■ Casella Reduces Carbon Footprint 45% Casella Waste Services of Dunkirk reduced its carbon footprint by 45% between 2005 and 2010. Casella began reporting its carbon footprint as part of a program called EPA Climate Leaders – a voluntary partnership with the federal Environmental Protection Agency. Last year that program ended and Casella transitioned to another voluntary reporting program called the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP). The CDP is a non-profit organization that gathers corporate carbon data and publishes it for use by the investment community, corporations, policymakers, and the general public. Over 3,000 organizations worldwide, including 70% of the S&P 500, now report their carbon emissions and strategy through the CDP. Highlights of Casella’s CDP report include the 45% reduction in its companywide carbon footprint; the equivalent of taking 176,000 cars off the road or planting 192,000 acres of pine forest. The firm has also reduced its landfill emissions by a full 50%! Landfill methane made up 80% of Casella’s 2010 emissions, so its biggest reductions have come from improved landfill gas collection. Company Controller Sara Marsowicz said, “Energy purchasing makes up 5-10% pg 6

of our operational spending, so by finding ways to use energy more efficiently, we can reduce our costs and protect our company against fluctuating energy prices, while also reducing our carbon footprint and protecting the environment.”

■■■ Bridge Completed at Audubon’s Bentley Sanctuary “With so much of our work accomplished by volunteers, sometimes it takes years to finish, but the result is so rewarding!” That’s how Jamestown Audubon Society President Ruth Lundin described the completion of the bridge over the longest span in Audubon’s Bentley Sanctuary. For several years, area resident Kevin Rein volunteered on this 47-acre preserve of bottomland forest. Among his labors, he worked on the bridges, which were in terrible disrepair, but he was not able to

The Mother’s Day Wildflower Walk at Audubon’s Bentley Sanctuary marked the inauguration of the bridge completed by the Work Experience Program, under the leadership of Dennis Wright, Workforce Development Facilitator at BOCES E2CC. complete the longest bridge. This spring, under the leadership of Dennis Wright, Workforce Development Facilitator at Erie 2-ChautauquaCattaraugus BOCES, students in the Work Experience Program completed Rein’s efforts. The Work Experience Program is a partnership between BOCES’s Adult & Community Education Division and the Chautauqua County Department of Social Services. The bridge had its inaugural crossing by participants in Audubon’s Mother’s Day Wildflower Walk led by Jack Gulvin on May 8.

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The Jamestown Audubon Society manages both the Bentley Sanctuary and the Audubon Center and Sanctuary on Riverside Road, off Route 62 between Jamestown and Warren, Pennsylvania. For more information about the Jamestown Audubon Society, call (716) 569-2345 or visit jamestownaudubon.org.

■■■ JCC Receives Andy Warhol Print An original Marilyn Monroe screenprint by Andy Warhol has been donated to Jamestown Community College’s Weeks Gallery by Ken and Lois Strickler. The donation was made in honor of retired JCC English professor Robert Hagstrom, one of the primary forces for creating a gallery space at JCC. Mrs. Strickler, a fellow student of Warhol’s at the Carnegie Institute of Technology, worked with Hagstrom to establish a gallery for fine arts. In 1968, the Stricklers invited Warhol and several friends to visit their home in Jamestown after he presented a lecture at JCC. Warhol reciprocated by inviting the Stricklers to visit his New York City studio, The Factory, where he presented the Marilyn screenprint to Mrs. Strickler. The print was signed “To Lois. XOXO. Andy.” The Stricklers were founding sponsors of the Weeks Gallery’s Global Collection of Photography and were jointly awarded the John D. Hamilton Award by the JCC Foundation for their contributions to the arts.

■■■ JCC Night at the Ballpark Jamestown Community College alumni, family, and friends are invited to JCC Night at the Ballpark with the Jamestown Jammers on September 2 at Russell E. Diethrick Jr. Park. The Jammers will take on the Mahoning Valley Scrappers during the game. Gates open at 6 pm, and the game begins at 7:05 pm. Bleacher tickets are available to JCC alumni free of charge. Each alumnus is limited to a maximum of six tickets. The event is sponsored, in part, by the JCC Alumni Association. Tickets can be ordered online at www.sunyjcc.edu/alumni, or picked up at the switchboard in the Hamilton Collegiate Center on the Jamestown Campus from 8 August 2011


am to 6 pm Monday through Thursday, and 8 am to 4:30 pm on Friday. Tickets can also be obtained at the bookstore in the administrative office at the North County Center in Dunkirk from 8:30 am to 4 pm Monday through Friday. Ticket orders can be placed any time until 5 pm on September 1, and will be available for pickup at the will call office at Diethrick Park on game day. Tickets are limited so advance orders are encouraged. For additional information, contact Elizabeth Booth, Alumni Affairs Director at 716.338.1056 or elizabethbooth@mail.sunyjcc.edu.

■■■ JCC Accreditation Reaffirmed Jamestown Community College has received what President Gregory T. DeCinque described as "an outstanding report" including numerous commendations from the commission charged with overseeing the quality of its instructional programs and operation. "Educational accreditation is a quality assurance process by which colleges and universities are evaluated every ten years by an external body to determine if specified standards are being met," Dr. DeCinque explained. JCC's accrediting body is the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. In addition to having its accreditation reaffirmed, the report JCC received from the commission in late June noted that it had met all 14 standards. The commission's standards, described as "characteristics of excellence," focus on mission and goals; planning, resource allocation, and institutional renewal; institutional resources; leadership and governance; administration; integrity; institutional assessment; student admissions and retention; student support services; faculty; educational offerings; general education; related educational activities; and assessment of student learning. Among the areas commended were JCC's connections to the community including relationships with area high schools and the new Communiversity, the college's fiscal prudence and ability to attract external funding, the condition of JCC's buildings and grounds, collegial decision-making, and the student-centered environment which offers innovative programs and services that foster student success.

■■■ YMCA Battle of the Businesses Approaches The YMCA is pleased to announce its 24th year of the Battle of the Businesses this September – featuring a series of athletic events in which employees represent their companies by competing against employees from other similarsized businesses. The weeklong competition will take place September 1017 and is open to all area businesses. This year’s events include one-pitch softball tournament, nine-hole golf scramble, bowling, coed volleyball, pickle -ball, pool 8-ball doubles, 800-medley running relay, predicted mile walk, team dodge ball, miniature golf, scrabble, 2mile run/walk, archery, paddling, Sur”Y”vor III, and bean bag toss. New this year are the inflatable water relay and the bonus event of karaoke held at YMCA’s Camp Onyahsa. More than 1,800 people participated in

Sur”Y”vor Challenge is is part of the YMCA Battle of the Businesses, scheduled for September 10-17.

more than 17 athletic events last year on both large- and small-division teams. Participants will receive a competition t -shirt sporting a Battle logo and their company name. Those who are registered now can start using either of the Jamestown or Lakewood YMCA facilities for practice and training. Information packets can be picked up at the Jamestown or Lakewood YMCA’s. For more information, contact Tom Anderson at 763-0303 at the Lakewood YMCA, or Scott Mekus at 664-2802, ext. 236, at the Jamestown YMCA.

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Chamber-Supported Community Events 8/2-7 - Lucille Ball 100th Birthday Celebration* 8/4 - Razz and Friends, Village Green Park, Mayville** 8/ 5-7 - Civil War Encampment at the McClurg Museum in Westfield*** 8/6 - Sherman Day in Sherman*** 8/6 - Village Yard Sale, Silver Creek/ Irving Chamber 8/11 - Kokomo Time Band, Village Green Park, Mayville** 8/13 - Old Fashion Day at the Fenton History Center in Jamestown*** 8/13 - Fenton History Center Old Fashioned Day* 8/13-14 - Bicentennial History Fair at Chautauqua Suites in Mayville*** 8/18 - Randy Graham, Village Green Park, Mayville** 8/19 - Downtown Cruisin’ and Thunder in the Streets* 8/19-21 - 37th Antique Equipment Association Show in Stockton*** 8/20 - Babe Ruth World Series Parade* 8/20-27 - Babe Ruth World Series* 8/21 - 100th Anniversary of the Miller Bell Tower at Chautauqua Institution*** 8/25 - Free Country, Village Green Park, Mayville** 8/26 - Farmers Market Youth Day* *Coordinated by the DJDC or partner organizations ** Entertainment in the Park series by the Mayville/Chautauqua Chamber ***Chautauqua County Bicentennial Celebration Events

Westfield Farmers Market in Fifth Season The Westfield Farmers’ Market, now in its fifth season, runs every Saturday through September 24 from 9am to 2pm at Moore Park. Some favorite local farms have returned to the market this year, and an assortment of local artisans will also showcase their original creations. For more information on the Westfield Farmers’ Market, call 3264000 or visit www.westfieldny.com/ farmers-market.

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Shopping for Health Insurance? Call the Chamber Today To learn more about the Chamber’s Bright Choices™ affordable health insurance plans, please contact Director of Member Development, Greg Krauza, at (716) 484-1101 or (716) 366-6200 or e-mail Greg at gkrauza@chautauquachamber.org or visit www.chautauquachamber.org to learn more about the variety of plan options!


Looking for a better way to buy benefits? Enroll in the

Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce

Insurance Program Now! The Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce is the best place for your business to buy benefits. No other program offers as wide a variety of plan styles and competitive rates. Medical plans with a variety of offerings that allow you and your employees to choose the coverage that’s right for each of you. As well as: • Dental and Vision plans • Long-Term Care • Accident and Critical Illness • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability • Life and Accidental Death & Disability

For more information visit one of our Open Enrollment meetings: In Jamestown Wednesday September 28, 2011 7:30—9:00am or 5:30—7:00pm

In Dunkirk Thursday September 29, 2011 7:30—9:00am or 5:30—7:00pm

To register please call 716-366-6200 or 716-484-1101 or visit www.chautauquachamber.org


Be a TEE

SPONSOR

at the

Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce

Golf Tournament

Thursday, September 1, 2011 Tri-County Country Club, Forestville

Your Business Name Here

Tee Sponsorship—$155 Tee sponsors receive:  18” x 24” tee sign displayed on golf course  Acknowledgment in golf program  Acknowledgment in Chamber Corner and other selected advertising

Please return this form by August

12 and we will have your sign made!

I want to be a Tee Sponsor for CCCC’s Golf Tournament on September 1. Business Name as I wish to have it printed on the sign: ______________________________________________________________________________________________ Contact person: ________________________________

_____ I have enclosed a check for $155

(Only the business name will be displayed on the sign)

Phone:

______________________________________

(Please make checks payable to: Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce)

_____ Please invoice me for $155

Return sponsorship form to: Attn: Golf Committee Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce 512 Falconer Street Jamestown, NY 14701 Or by fax to 716-487-0785


4. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ name company phone # email address

3. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ name company phone # email address

2. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ name company phone # email address

1. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ name company phone # email address

PLEASE PRINT names of golfers

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Golf Tournament Registration Form

Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce

This event is sponsored by: Gold Level Sponsors DFT/Netsync The OBSERVER The Post Journal

Silver Level Sponsors CCIDA Cott Foods Community Bank Fredonia Place Lakeshore Savings Bank Lawley Tradition Agency NRG Dunkirk Power LLC Petri Baking Products, Inc. Stearns & Wheeler

10785 Bennett Road, Dunkirk, NY 14048 Phone: 716-366-6200 ■ Fax: 716-366-4276

512 Falconer Street, Jamestown, NY 14701 Phone: 716-484-1101 ■ Fax: 716-487-0785

www.chautauquachamber.org

Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce

Leading Businesses. Leading Communities.™

Annual Golf Tournament Thursday, September 1, 2011

Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce

Leading Businesses. Leading Communities.™

Tri-County Country Club 540 Route 39 Forestville, NY


REGISTRATION FORM

Format:

Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce

Shotgun Start Four Person Scramble - Best Ball

Annual Golf Tournament

Cost per person: Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce Leading Business. Leading Comminutes. ™

Annual Golf Tournament

Includes 18 holes of golf, cart and greens fee, tee gift, picnic lunch, and buffet dinner $150 Chamber members $175 Non-members $30 Dinner only - bring a guest!

Schedule: 9:30 a.m. Registration 11:00 a.m. Shotgun start ** Lunch will be served on the course ** 5:00 p.m. Cocktail Hour 6:00 p.m. Dinner

Tri-County Country Club 540 Route 39 Forestville, NY Thursday, September 1, 2011 Register on-line at www.chautauquachamber.org or complete and return the attached registration form Registration deadline: Wednesday, August 24

Thursday, September 1, 2011 ___________________________________ Contact Name

___________________________________ Company

___________________________________ Phone

___________________________________ Email

Prizes:

_____ Chamber members at $150 each = ________

You’ll be playing for the $1280 Purse Payable in Shop Chautauqua County Gift Checks 1st - $125 per player 2nd - $75 per player 3rd - $50 per player 4th - $40 per player

Ladies - Special Purse $30 to the players of the best scoring team with at least one woman in it

_____ Non-members at $175 each

= ________

_____ Dinners only at $30 each

= ________ Total = ________

List golfer names on reverse side Registration Deadline: Wednesday, August 24th Return registration with payment to:

Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce

Golfers Special For $20, receive 2 Mulligan's, Raffle Tickets, and a chance for a 50/50 drawing

A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Tom Baressi Scholarship Fund through the Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation.

10785 Bennett Road Dunkirk, NY 14048 or 512 Falconer Street Jamestown, NY 14701 or register online at www.chautauquachamber.org Make checks payable to: Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce

August 2011 VOICE Newsletter  

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